Latest Knoxville News

Tennessee hoping Harper can return Lady Vols to prominence

Nov. 4, 2019 3:04 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Wherever new Tennessee women's basketball coach Kellie Harper goes around Knoxville, people want to talk about the past. It's a lot more fun than talking about the present. As Kellie Jolly, she played point guard on three consecutive Tennessee national championship teams from...

USA Cycling announces calendar for lead-up to Tokyo Olympics

Oct. 30, 2019 12:52 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The last chance for American riders to impress USA Cycling ahead of next year's Tokyo Olympics will begin with the U.S. road and time trial nationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. The sport's national governing body announced Wednesday its 2020 calendar, highlighted by its...

Lawsuit: Records being withheld in Tennessee police shooting

Oct. 24, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Attorneys for the family of a man killed by a Tennessee police officer filed a lawsuit Wednesday against officials, saying public records are being purposefully withheld. Police said Channara Tom Pheap, 33, was killed by Knoxville Officer Dylan Williams after a physical struggle in...

The Latest: Stackhouse headlines 4 new SEC head coaches

Oct. 16, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse is back in school — now as a coach. Stackhouse, who played for 18 years in the NBA, is a first-time college coach at Vanderbilt after receiving...

Broncos LB Johnson making most of chance after long layoff

Oct. 15, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — If Alexander Johnson is indeed rusty, his Denver Broncos teammates can't wait to see how he'll play when he shakes that rust off. Johnson's first two NFL starts this month have produced 18 tackles, two pass breakups, two quarterback hits, 1½ sacks, a tackle for loss and an end...

Mississippi State, Tennessee both seeking to find momentum

Oct. 11, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mississippi State's visit to Tennessee this week could feature a matchup of true freshman quarterbacks. Tennessee quarterback Brian Maurer will make his second career start Saturday after delivering mixed results last week in a 43-14 loss to No. 3 Georgia. Mississippi State coach...

FBI: Inmate is the deadliest serial killer in US history

Oct. 8, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The inmate who claims to have killed more than 90 women across the country is now considered to be the deadliest serial killer in U.S. history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Samuel Little, who has been behind bars since 2012, told investigators last year that he was...

No. 3 Georgia, Smart wary of heavy underdog Tennessee

Oct. 4, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia’s Kirby Smart and Tennessee’s Jeremy Pruitt have similar backgrounds, but they haven’t produced a similar level of success thus far in their head coaching tenures. Smart believes it’s only a matter of time before Pruitt revitalizes Tennessee....

Life sentences given to man convicted in couple's slaying

Sep. 19, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man convicted in the case of a couple who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in a 2007 carjacking in Tennessee is going to prison having heard emotional testimony from the victims' relatives. News outlets report 47-year-old Eric Boyd was sentenced in Knoxville on Wednesday to two...

Residents ask state to test falling particles near TVA plant

Sep. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) — Some residents living near a coal-fired power plant in Tennessee have asked the state to investigate unidentified particles they say are coating their homes. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the fine particles have fallen from the sky onto cars, driveways and mailboxes near the...